Which Yankees were born in October?
Poppi’s a big Yankee fan, so big that he’s taken the time to sort the entire all-time Yankee roster by birth dates. He then started this blog and every day of the year, he’d post a story about the Yankee player born on that day.
Poppi’s all-time lineup of Yankees with October birthdays looks like this:
1B – Joe Pepitone
2B – Robinson Cano
3B – Red Rolfe
SS – Frank Crosetti
C – Joe Girardi
OF – Mickey Rivers
OF – Mickey Mantle
OF – Dave Winfield
DH – Dr. Bobby Brown
P – Whitey Ford
RP – Joe Page
MGR - Wild Bill Donovan
If you want to find out what Yankees were born on your birthday and learn more about them, enter the date in the search box underneath the ad that appears in the right hand column of this page and click the “search” button. The WordPress search engine that is provided with this blog has some design inefficiencies. For example if you enter the date “October 2″ your search results will start with a player born on October 29 at the top and you’ll have to keep scrolling down through the results to find October 2 birthday celebrants. This will be true for any search you do for the first three days of every month. (You can also search by the player’s name.)
On most dates, more than one Yankee celebrates a birthday so be sure to keep clicking on the “older posts” links that appear at the bottom of your search results to make sure you find every Yankee born on that date.
I’m being raised a Yankee fan. Even my first name has something to do with the Bronx Bombers. My Nonni was watching a Yankee game on TV a few years ago and asked my Poppi who the Yankee catcher was. When my Poppi told her the guy’s name was Francisco Cervelli, Nonni called my Mommy and Daddy to ask them if they liked the name Francesca for the new baby girl they were expecting. All I can say is I’m thankful it wasn’t Yogi Berra behind the plate that night.